posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 06:31 PM
Trying to read people has always been a problem for me. I am not very good at it. For me, just say what's on your mind – straight. Too easy. When I
run into people who do not do this, for a multitude of reasons, it makes me feel like they are being dishonest. I am learning they may not be.
Consider the Jordan Petersen/Cathy Newman interview on Channel 4. She drove me nuts. She would ask a question and he would answer it very clearly. Cue
“So what you’re saying is…” and proceed to completely distort what was said. Here is the link:
Immediately, I am of the mind she is dishonest. I guess that’s my default interpretation. She wants to push a narrative so damn the facts and full
speed ahead. I was kind of embarrassed for her. She hits rock bottom and continues to dig.
I run into another video a few days later with a different perspective. Link is here:
This man is a psychologist (?). His opinion is she is having momentary hallucinations. She is angry and emotionally invested in her preconceived
notions. When she hears something producing cognitive dissonance, she literally has a hallucination. She is not intentionally being dishonest; her
brain is interpreting the situation far differently than an average third person viewer. I can attest, I am guilty of this sometimes as is anyone.
Is she dishonest or is she hallucinating? While I will never be interviewed by her on Channel 4, I run into people like her all the time.
Telling someone they are either a lying sack of s*** or completely clueless derails productive discussion. Telling them they are suffering a
hallucination is beyond my pay grade. I am not a licensed and practicing psychologist. And honestly, I do not know which of the above it is.
But the smug, arrogant, self-righteous, hypocritical Cathy Newman’s of the world are insufferable. Silence is consent and all that. Can’t let it
go. But trying to have a discussion with them is impossible. How does one proceed?